Max Seelemann|Ulysses主开发者、The Soulmen联合创始人

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介绍一下你自己和所做的工作。

我是 Max SeelemannThe Soulmen 的联合创始人兼主开发者。我住在德国的莱比锡,这也是我们公司总部在的地方。我们开发了一款写作 app(说得更好一点:开发了一个写作平台)名叫 Ulysses,它支持在 Mac、iPad、iPhone 上使用。

你都在使用哪些硬件?

我主要的工作电脑是一台(几乎)顶配的 iMac 27” Retina,再接一个 27” Cinema Display。我也有一台旧的 15” Retina MacBook Pro 和一台小巧的 12” MacBook。除此之外,我也各有一台 iPhone 6siPad Air 2iPad Pro,另外还有一些 iPad Pro 用的外接设备。所有这些设备满足了我的工作和个人使用需求,根据所处地点、目的的不同,选择也不同。我还有一只 Apple Watch 和一台 Apple TV,不过这些就只是用来放松娱乐的了。

为了工作,我「必须」拥有各种设备的最新版——我超爱这一点。嗯……其实也不是必须的,不过 Mac/ iOS 开发者这一身份是个绝佳的借口,你有理由在各种产品面市的当天就搞到一台;-)

软件呢?

因为要做大量的开发工作,我每天要花巨多的时间在 Xcode 上。偶尔我也会设计一些图标,这个时候我就会用 Sketch。得处理图像的时候,我多半会用 Pixelmator,比如在截屏里制作一些 UI 变化什么的。对于开发,我也用 TowerReveal,前者用来访问我们的源代码库,后者用来在用户界面找错。

你最理想的工作环境是什么?

我真很喜欢现在的工作环境。舒适的椅子、木质的书桌、两台超大的纯平显示器、位于背后可供远眺的窗户、一群好同事、一台离我不远的咖啡机。我觉得现在就挺完美的了。不过,也许某一天定居到加勒比的小岛上去会更棒;-)

你平时获得工作灵感的方式有哪些?

许多想法可以说是来源自我们的用户。他们发来邮件、推特或者是信息,建议加入一些元素。然后,我们把一些想法和别的东西整合起来,以此拟定计划。而我在其他 app 中的所见也会激发、催生这样的计划。这些见闻既有通过调研得来的,也有我在日常使用中产生的。

推荐一件生活利器给大家。

必然是 Ulysses。这是为写作者而生的 app,也有中文版,你应该试试看。不管你是在记日记、写博客,是在撰写一部鸿篇巨著,还是在写学校留的作业,Ulysses 都能胜任,并且帮助你专注于写作。我们的网站上有免费试用,你没理由不试一把看看;-)

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Who are you, and what do you do?

I’m Max Seelemann, co-founder and lead developer at The Soulmen. I live in Leipzig, Germany, where our company also has its headquarters. We develop a writing app – or better: writing platform – called Ulysses, which is available for Mac, iPad and iPhone.

What hardware do you use?

My main workhorse computer is a (almost) maxed-out iMac 27” Retina with an external 27” Cinema Display. I also have an older 15” Retina MacBook Pro and a small 12” MacBook. In addition to that, I have an iPhone 6s、an iPad Air 2、an iPad Pro, as well as some peripherals for the latter. I use all these devices for work and for private stuff, depending on where I am and what I’m up to. I also have an Apple Watch and an Apple TV, but those I use just for pleasure.

I love the fact that I “have” to own the newest version of every device for work. Well… I don’t actually have to, but being an Mac / iOS software developer is a good excuse to get everything the day it comes out. 😉

And what software?

Since I do a lot of development, I spend a huge time of my day in Xcode. Occasionally, I also design some icons, for which I use Sketch. When I have to manipulate some pictures, like mocking some UI changes in a screenshot, I mostly use Pixelmator. For development, I also use Tower for accessing our source repositories and Reveal to find errors in the user interface.

What is your ideal work environment?

I really love my current work environment. I have a comfortable chair, a wooden desk, two huge flat screen monitors, a window in my back to look outside, nice colleagues and a coffee machine close to me. I don’t think I would want to change much about this. Well, maybe resettle to an Caribbean island one day. 😉

Where does your work inspiration come from?

Many ideas somehow originate with our users. They send us an email, a tweet or a message and suggest some feature to implement. We then combine some ideas with others and make a plan from that. This plan is also inspired by what I see in other apps, either through research or during my daily use of apps.

Recommend a useful tool for daily life.

That would obviously be Ulysses. It’s an app for anyone who writes, it is localized in Chinese, and you should just give it a try. No matter if you’re writing a diary or a blog, the next grand novel or a school homework, Ulysses is up to the task and helps you focus on your writing. We have a free demo on our website, no excuses accepted to not try it out 😉

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One thought on “Max Seelemann|Ulysses主开发者、The Soulmen联合创始人

  • 「我真很喜欢现在的工作环境。舒适的椅子、木质的书桌、两台超大的纯平显示器、位于背后可供远眺的窗户」

    此处该有照片啊,瞻仰下

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